HIPPA Rights

Fact Sheet

HIPAA: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996

HIPAA gives you rights about who can look at and receive your medical records and health information.

Who must follow this law?

What information is protected?

You have a right to:

Your health information cannot be used or shared without your written permission unless this law allows it. For example, without your authorization, your provider generally cannot:

To make sure that your information is protected in a way that does not interfere with your health care, your information can be used and shared:

For more information about HIPAA please contact the following agencies:

This publication provides legal information, but is not intended to be legal advice. The information was based on the law at the time it was written. As the law may change, please contact P&A for updates.

This publication is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Administration on Developmental Disabilities) and the US Department of Education (Rehabilitation Services Administration). It does not necessarily represent the official views of the funding authorities.

P&A does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship, age, religion, sex or sexual orientation, veteran status or any other class protected by law in the provision of its programs or services. Pete Cantrell is P&A’s designated coordinator for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. August 2015 General

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